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Old 10-18-2000, 12:55 PM   #1
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Question Towing with RS

Does anyone tow a small trailer with their 2.5RS??? If I break down and get one I'll need to tow a small motorcycle trailer which should be no more than about 600/700 Ibs fully loaded.

Anyone done this???

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Old 10-18-2000, 05:48 PM   #2
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The SOA web site lists the towing capacity of the 2001 at 1500lbs. I would assume this goes for the 2000 as well...

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Old 10-18-2000, 05:53 PM   #3
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Why can the Forester and Legacy tow 2000 pounds if they have the same engine?

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Old 10-18-2000, 09:03 PM   #4
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Legacy is a heavier platform with a longer wheelbase, that would be my guess.

As to the forester? It's basically an impreza with a lift that someone tossed a box over. Not sure why it tows more, maybe the weight of the cardboard-box?
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Old 10-19-2000, 01:02 AM   #5
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2000 OBS

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My buddy tows a small trailer with his OBS. If an OBS can handle it (2.2 L engine) then a 2.5 RS certainly can. He didn't have too much trouble finding a tow hitch, either, but I don't remember where he got it.
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Old 10-19-2000, 01:32 AM   #6
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Try U-Haul. They install hitches usually. I know they make one for the RS.
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Old 10-19-2000, 05:47 AM   #7
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My buddy tows a speedboat with his RS and he complains about it*L* He says when he is backed down a launch ramp loading his boat onto the trailer and he goes to pull out of the slippery muck, the damn RS NEVER EVEN SPINS ITS WHEELS. He said its not like the 4 wheel drive blazer that he use to get stuck with!!

True story.....
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Old 10-19-2000, 05:58 AM   #8
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Cool. I'm in the process of buying an RS, and I too wanted to know about a hitch. Sounds great, 1500 pounds should be plenty for a utility trailer.
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